Women Spend 3 Years of Life Shopping
That's more than 25,000 hours over 63 years
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2010 4:09 PM CDT
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(Newser) – It’s official: women shop a lot. A survey by a marketing firm finds that over a 63-year lifespan, the average female will spend about 2 years and 10 months—or 25,184 hours and 53 minutes—shopping for food, clothes, and the like. A spokesman says the results aren’t at all pejorative. “Men seem to think women only shop when they are buying clothes for themselves,” he tells the Sun. “But they often shop for the entire family and that can be incredibly hard work.”

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Rachel122
Apr 10, 2010 3:25 AM CDT
We pend 2 years of our life tying our shoes N.B.D.
TheJoker
Apr 9, 2010 5:36 AM CDT
Either A: this spokesman's standard for "incredibly hard work" is terribly low, or B: The spokesmen is trying way too hard to make this seem less "pejorative" or what they truly mean in this case, sexist. Also, reinforcing social stereotypes via surveys isn't an accurate way to measure them, as peoples perception of themselves in relation to the stereotypes often skews the results.
jrebeiro1
Apr 9, 2010 4:50 AM CDT
"We're all survivalists turned to consumers..." Talib Kweli